Trailer for The Tree of Life

Posted December 15th, 2010 at 5:37 pm

The first trailer for The Tree of Life has arrived. The film is directed and written by Terrence Malick and stars Brad Pitt and Sean Penn. The Tree of Life is slated to release on May 27th 2011.

From Terrence Malick, the acclaimed director of such classic films as Badlands, Days of Heaven and The Thin Red Line, The Tree of Life is the impressionistic story of a Midwestern family in the 1950’s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father (Brad Pitt). Jack (played as an adult by Sean Penn) finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith. Through Malick’s signature imagery, we see how both brute nature and spiritual grace shape not only our lives as individuals and families, but all life.